A wonderful antique two volume book set titled “The Genus Rosa” by Ellen Willmott, F.L.S.(1858-1934), each volume with an outer wrap covered in green library cloth. Issued in parts between 1910 and 1914, the Genus Rosa is a monument to Ellen Ann Willmott's 'imperial heyday' as a botanist and English horticulturalist at Warley Place, near Brentwood, Essex, where she employed as many as eighty-five gardeners. She was an influential member of the Royal Horticultural Society, and a recipient of the first Victoria Medal of Honour in 1897. She cultivated more than 100,000 species of plants, and sponsored expeditions to discover new species. More than 60 plants have been named after her or her home, Warley Place. The 132 tissue guarded chromolithograph plates and 15 full page illustrations are all after Alfred Parson's paintings of various species of roses in the richly-stocked garden. The Latin and English descriptions are mostly by the Kew botanist John Gilbert Baker. Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street W., London, England. The set is in good condition, with some outer cover wear, some toning on interior part covers, as well as some discoloring and toning on tissue guards and some interior pages. Dimensions: Each volume measures 15 ½” h x 12” w x 2 ⅞” d.
Featuring period furniture, fine art, quality porcelain, silver and decorative accessories.
Celebrating family business since 1983! New Hampshire's finest group shop. Family owned and operated. 200+ dealers.